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If you remember in the past articles that I post we talk about the key word in Diet or Nutrition is BALANCE. But the question above it has to do that, yes is ok to have a goal to eat healthy or clean.  But the key word that we will refer to is OBSESSION. I will refer to a good source and see what you think and above all to see if it applies to you or any love ones or any person you know of and get help, let get stared.

Everyone knows that eating healthy foods and limiting unhealthy ones is best for optimum health, but what if you cross the line and it becomes an obsession? If someone’s desire to eat clean gets to the point that they develop an actual fear of unhealthy foods it can lead to an eating disorder known as orthorexia.

According to the Eating Recovery Center, the national health care system dedicated to the treatment of serious eating disorders, there are more than 30 million people in the Unites States struggling with controlled eating habits including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and orthorexia.

“A focus on health and fitness can be taken to the extreme and can be deadly, so we as a society need to be more sensitive to the way we talk about health and fitness and how we message it,” said Beth Riley with the ERC.

While not all people who zero in on a healthier lifestyle develop an eating disorder, she said, “in susceptible individuals, the focus on health and fitness can transform into an eating disorder.”

Riley said orthorexia is not officially in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Illness (DSM-5) yet, but it’s being talked about.

“It really started becoming more problematic in the ’90s as people were becoming more focused on different ways to get healthy as an alternative to traditional medicine,” Riley said. “Doctors and nutritionists were prescribing healthy diets, such as macrobiotics vegan, raw food vegan, the elimination diet, the Candida diet, the zone diet, the blood type diet, paleo.”

Signs of trouble

Jessica Bennett is a clinical dietitian for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Athletics whose specialty areas include weight management, sports nutrition, vegetarian nutrition and general health and wellness nutrition goals. Bennett has treated a few patients who have been diagnosed with orthorexia and said it boils down to deciding when healthy eating has become a problem.

“There’s nothing wrong with wanting to eat healthy and wanting to create a healthier diet pattern. But it’s a problem when people start becoming obsessed about it or when it starts interfering with their day-to-day life — not wanting to go to activities that they would normally go to, or avoiding eating out with friends or family because of the fear that there might not be something healthy available,” Bennett says.

Changing eating habits to a accommodate a healthier lifestyle is not an easy change to make, but a person who has made positive steps could be in trouble if he or she begins to restrict entire food groups such as fat or sugar, drastically increases cleanses and supplements, obsessively plans meals or refuses to eat foods made by others, or feels shame and guilt when eating a non-preferred food.

“They also might start developing a moral judgment of others based on their dietary choices,” Riley said. “They become more socially isolated or they only want to eat at home. Certain foods are idealized, such as kale or other super foods, while others are demonized.”

What initially starts as a choice becomes a compulsion, and a person with severe orthorexia might limit their list of acceptable foods to just a few — and only prepared the right way — which can result in malnourishment and other health problems.

Encouraged by social media

As opposed to bulimia, binge eating or anorexia, disorders in which people go to great lengths to hide and keep secret, orthorexia almost becomes something people in the midst of it are proud of. Even though the disorder is driven by the same impulse to control the body through food, people with orthorexia might not hide and will even post their meals and workouts online for reassurances and recognition.

But, Bennett said, what is presented on Instagram and Facebook isn’t showing the complete picture.

“Most of the time people are not posting the not-so-healthy things they’re eating, they’re posting the picture-perfect things,” she said. “It sets up this fake reality that people try to obtain, but it’s not actually real.”

Sarah Hays Coomer is a Nashville-based personal trainer and self-proclaimed “diet abolitionist.” Her book “Lightness of Body and Mind: A Radical Approach to Weight and Wellness” (Rowman & Littlefield, May 2016), proposes that people will never be able to achieve a body they love by doing things they hate like food deprivation and limitation, punishing workouts and strict diets.

“Any way in which people are comparing their bodies to other people’s bodies, that removes us from how we actually feel in our bodies,” Coomer said. “For me, it’s just not productive or helpful. If there’s not an enjoyment of living and a freedom in your relationship with food — which is so much of who we are —it’s removing yourself from your life and from your body in a way that would make those around you uncomfortable and social relationships would get in the way.”

Kids affected, too

Riley said young people who are looking for an identity turn to their peers on social media to help develop it, and seeing a barrage of unrealistic snapshots or hearing positive comments about their own can encourage healthy behaviors.

“It’s a vulnerable time in their lives, and their hormones are changing and their bodies are changing,” Riley said. “Kids today are under a lot of stress and this is a way of actually finding some control in their life, and also developing an identity. Social media can certainly add the fuel to the fire.”

One of the problems is considering foods as “good” or “bad” in the first place. This can be a problem for parents who want to encourage healthy eating habits in children who can really take to heart what the adults in their life do and say.

“The best approach for parents is to model moderation,” Riley said. “We all know that certain foods are better for you, but if you have a child who is predisposed to developing an eating disorder, you want to encourage them to eat everything in moderation and not to focus on the content in food. Children don’t need to be reading nutrition labels, they need to be able to eat what they enjoy.”

Riley said children predisposed to restrictive eating may have anxiety or depression, obsessive–compulsive disorder or a family history of an eating disorder. And orthorexia falls right into that, sometimes unknowingly encouraged by well-meaning parents, coaches and doctors.

“The focus on obesity and health and fitness is well-intended, however, the collateral damage is resulting in more children sicker,” Riley said. “A lot of these kids are going under the radar, not getting diagnosed. They’ll go into a physician’s office and since they’re not obese, their BMI looks normal. Even if the child has lost a significant amount of weight, they’ll be congratulated.”

According to the ERC, the number of children under the age of 12 admitted to the hospital for eating disorders rose 119 percent in less than a decade.

Eating as a family is one way to encourage mindful eating habits that also keeps everyone eating socially instead of solo. With orthorexia, it can be up to loved ones to notice when there is a problem and intervene, especially as the disorder progresses and people become more isolated with their eating.

“It’s very important that families eat together,” Riley said. “This is one of the biggest measures that a family can take to prevent children from developing eating disorders, alcohol or substance abuse problems, or any number of mental health problems.”

My conclusion is that is always eat healthy but having fun and enjoy whatever you doing, remember we are INDIVIDUALS with different circunstances and objectives, listen to yourself, to your doctor and always do your own research. BALANCE, BALANCE BALANCE in your nutrition or diet and in life.  Be Healthy and Happy.



Before I get to the list and some updated information, I just want to let you know that I not only do my research but I also consult with my doctors, remember like I mention before I have very serious problems all my life with my weight. I am not talking like I am negative about diets, it is that we need to be inform remember the best diet of the world is very simple is call BALANCE.

I had many doctors and something that I noticed from all the good doctors is that when you ask them, What diet out there should I follow, they never but never recommend any particular diets. They just say be careful what you eat and always exercise, of course, they can refer to a few programs that are so close to what a good nutrition program or diet should be like for example the Mediterranean Diet.

We need to remember also I mentioned in past articles that when mankind was created they use to eat just vegetables and fruits. NOT MEAT. That was later on. So, in reality, we do not need meats to survive or have a good diet. I will say is probably even much better not to eat meats but again, is best to just limit some meats like red meats like steaks, but I have news for you.

Do you know what is the ONLY RED MEAT that any nutritionist will say is acceptable to eat?  Well, that is Dear Meat or is call Venison. Extremely low-fat meat and pure proteins.

Now, something interesting I learn that is best to know how the dear was killed especially if is from a friend that hunts, if it was shot, you have to make sure that is been very clean the part where the bullet is because it can cause a bacteria from the gun powder. So if you hunt is best to use the arrow. I learn that from a hunter.

Now lets get to the list worse diets and I have to mention that I am not going to much details since it says there a bad so what the point, so I will put a few facts and I invite you to do you own search if you not satisfy with the information and even that is good I always encourage people to do so and like I always say, consult with your doctor and or nutritionist.

Here are a few bad diets updated this year. 

The Dukan Diet:

Is the Dukan diet a fad diet?
Dukan Diet. The Dukan Diet is a high-protein low-carbohydrate fad diet devised by Pierre Dukan. The diet is not nutritionally sound and it carries risks to kidney and cardiovascular health.
Keto Diet:
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The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb diets. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.
The keto diet could cause low blood pressure, kidney stones, constipation, nutrient deficiencies and an increased risk of heart disease. Strict diets like keto could also cause social isolation or disordered eatingKeto is not safe for those with any conditions involving their pancreas, liver, thyroid or gallbladder.Jun 21, 2019.
  Whole30 Diet:
 The whole30 diet involves eating only certain food groups. The Whole30 diet is a 30-day program created in 2009. The basis for the program is to deal with underlying health issues in the body by removing certain groups of foods, which the creators of the diet believe are harmful.  May 9, 2019
The Whole30 is a 30-day fad diet that emphasizes whole foods and the elimination of sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, soy, and dairy. The Whole30 is similar to but more restrictive than the paleo diet, as adherents may not eat natural sweeteners like honey or maple.
 There were named as the worst overall diets for 2020. US News says that the Dukan Diet is too restrictive and that there’s no evidence it works. US News said that the Keto Diet ranked as the worst diet for healthy eating.

Why then so many people follow this Diets?

One simple answer. RUSH. And that is the worse mistake with all these diets. I have to say this again and again. The best Diet is the BALANCE one and IT SHOULD BE YOU LIFE DIET.

And that is the key here, all these diets it does not matter design for very fast weight loss. And I am not saying that is wrong if it is life threat or any other particular reason, but if you go to extremes and do not consult your doctor, later on, we will see the results and depending on what do we do that will be the results.

Later on, I will keep you updated and talk about the worse things we can eat or drink but if we do eat some stuff that is bad but the question is: That means I can never but never eat like Ice creams, candies, chips? We will talk about that and more in future articles.




Now before we get to that I want to share something very important that lots of people including myself can be mistaken and is what it comes to diet drinks like for example Diet Pepsi or Coke which are my favorite.

Now remember what I always say, it is not eliminating is moderation. Only if a doctor tells you otherwise because of any condition.

It is very correct that these diet sodas are 0 calories and because of that, we think: well now I can have any I want. Well sorry but NO.  One or Two is acceptable a day according to my investigation. But why is it a bad idea to abuse these diet drinks?

Diet Soda is Just as Bad as Regular Soda

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener regularly used in diet sodas, and when It is consumed if breaks down into three chemical compounds: phenylalanine, aspartic acid, and methanol. ……… And speaking of diseases, diet soda may also increase the risk of heart disease and even cancer.

So keep that in mine when you read about the foods and in this case drinks that we should not have or again MODERATION. If we can avoided much better.

And remember WATER WATER AND MORE WATER this is very critical and later on we will talk more about this and also we will cover other subjects like for example some Myths about frozen foods.


Now lets get down to it here are foods that are not healthy and alternatives.

 It’s easy to get confused about which foods are healthy and which aren’t.

You generally want to avoid certain foods if you want to lose weight and prevent chronic illnesses.

In this article, healthy alternatives are mentioned whenever possible.

Here are 20 foods that are generally unhealthy — although most people can eat them in moderation on special occasions without any permanent damage to their health.


1. Sugary drinks

Added sugar is one of the worst ingredients in the modern diet.

However, some sources of sugar are worse than others, and sugary drinks are particularly harmful.

When you drink liquid calories, your brain doesn’t appear to register them as food. Thus, you may end up drastically increase your total calorie intake.

When consumed in large amounts, sugar can drive insulin resistance and is strongly linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. It’s also associated with various serious conditions, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Some people believe that sugary drinks are the most fattening aspect of the modern diet — and drinking them in large amounts can drive fat gain and obesity.


Drink water, soda water, coffee, or tea instead. Adding a slice of lemon to water or soda water can provide a burst of flavor.

2. Most pizzas

Pizza is one of the world’s most popular junk foods.

Most commercial pizzas are made with unhealthy ingredients, including the highly refined dough and heavily processed meat. Pizza also tends to be extremely high in calories.


Some restaurants offer healthier ingredients. Homemade pizzas can also be very healthy, as long as you choose wholesome ingredients.

3. White bread

Most commercial bread is unhealthy if eaten in large amounts, as they’re made from refined wheat, which is low in fiber and essential nutrients and may lead to rapid spikes in blood sugar (10).


For people who can tolerate gluten, Ezekiel bread is an excellent choice. Whole-grain bread is also healthier than white bread.

If you have problems with gluten or carbs, then here are 15 recipes for bread that are both gluten-free and low in carbs.

4. Most fruit juices

Fruit juice is often assumed to be healthy.

While juice contains some antioxidants and vitamin C, it also packs high amounts of liquid sugar.

In fact, fruit juice harbors just as much sugar as sugary drinks like Coke or Pepsi — and sometimes even more.


Some fruit juices have been shown to have health benefits despite their sugar content, such as pomegranate and blueberry juices.

However, these should be considered occasional supplements, not an everyday part of your diet.

5. Sweetened breakfast cereals

Breakfast cereals are processed cereal grains, such as wheat, oats, rice, and corn.

They’re especially popular among children and frequently eaten with milk.

To make them more palatable, the grains are roasted, shredded, pulped, rolled, or flaked. They’re generally high in added sugar.

The main downside of most breakfast cereals is their high added sugar content. Some are so sweet that they could even be compared to candy.


Choose breakfast cereals that are high in fiber and low in added sugar. Even better, make your oat porridge from scratch.

6. Fried, grilled, or broiled food

Frying, grilling, and broiling are among the unhealthiest cooking methods.

Foods cooked in these ways are often highly palatable and calorie-dense. Several types of unhealthy chemical compounds also form when food is cooked under high heat.

These include acrylamides, acrolein, heterocyclic amines, oxysterols, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and advanced glycation end products (AGEs).

Many chemicals formed during high-heat cooking have been linked to an increased risk of cancer and heart disease.


To improve your health, choose milder and healthier cooking methods, such as boiling, stewing, blanching, and steaming.

7. Pastries, cookies, and cakes

Most pastries, cookies, and cakes are unhealthy if eaten in excess.

Packaged versions are generally made with refined sugar, refined wheat flour, and added fats. Shortening, which may be high in unhealthy trans fats, is sometimes added.

These treats might be tasty, but they have almost no essential nutrients, copious calories, and many preservatives.


If you can’t stay away from dessert, spring for Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, or dark chocolate.

8. French fries and potato chips

Whole, white potatoes are very healthy.

However, the same cannot be said of French fries and potato chips.

These foods are very high in calories, and it’s easy to eat excessive amounts. Several studies link French fries and potato chips to weight gain.

These foods may also contain large amounts of acrylamides, which are carcinogenic substances that form when potatoes are fried, baked, or roasted.


Potatoes are best consumed boiled, not fried. If you need something crunchy to replace potato chips, try baby carrots or nuts.

9. Gluten-free junk foods

About one-third of the U.S. population actively tries to.

Yet, people often replace healthy, gluten-containing foods with processed junk foods that happen to be gluten-free.

These gluten-free replacement products are often high in sugar and refined grains like corn starch or tapioca starch. These ingredients may trigger rapid spikes in blood sugar and are low in essential nutrients.


Choose naturally gluten-free foods, such as unprocessed plant and animal foods.

10. Agave nectar

Agave nectar is a sweetener that’s often marketed as healthy.

However, it’s highly refined and extremely high in fructose. High amounts of fructose from added sweeteners can be disastrous for health.

Agave nectar is even higher in fructose than many other sweeteners.

Whereas table sugar is 50% fructose and high-fructose corn syrup around 55%, agave nectar is 85% fructose.


Stevia and erythritol are healthy, natural, and calorie-free alternatives.

11. Low-fat yogurt

Yogurt can be incredibly healthy.

Nonetheless, most yogurts found in the grocery store are bad for you.

They’re often low in fat but loaded with sugar to compensate for the flavor that fat provides. Put simply, most yogurt has had its healthy, natural fats replaced with an unhealthy ingredient.

Additionally, many yogurts don’t provide probiotic bacteria as generally believed. They’re often pasteurized, which kills most of their bacteria.


Choose regular, full-fat yogurt that contains live or active cultures (probiotics). If possible, buy varieties from grass-fed cows.

12. Low-carb junk foods

Low-carb diets are very popular.

While you can eat plenty of whole foods on such a diet, you should watch out for processed low-carb replacement products. These include low-carb candy bars and meal replacements.

These foods are often highly processed and packed with additives.


If you’re on a low-carb diet, aim for foods that are naturally low in carbs, which include eggs, seafood, and leafy greens.

13. Ice cream

Ice cream may be delicious, but it’s loaded with sugar.

This dairy product is also high in calories and easy to overeat. If you eat it as a dessert, you’re usually piling it on top of your normal calorie intake.


It’s possible to opt for healthier brands or make your ice cream using fresh fruit and less sugar.

14. Candy bars

Candy bars are incredibly unhealthy.

They’re high in sugar, refined wheat flour, and processed fats while also very low in essential nutrients.

What’s more, these treats will leave you hungry because of the way that your body metabolizes these sugar bombs.


Eat fruit or a piece of quality dark chocolate instead.

15. Processed meat

Even though unprocessed meat can be healthy and nutritious, the same is not true for processed meats.

Studies show that people who eat processed meats have a higher risk of many serious ailments, including colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

Most of these studies are observational, meaning that they can’t prove that processed meat is to blame. However, the statistical link is strong and consistent between studies.


If you want to eat bacon, sausages, or pepperoni, try to buy from local butchers who don’t add many unhealthy ingredients.

16. Processed cheese

The cheese is healthy in moderation.

It’s loaded with nutrients, and a single slice packs all the nutrients as a glass of milk.

Still, processed cheese products are nothing like regular cheese. They’re mostly made with filler ingredients that are engineered to have a cheese-like appearance and texture.

Make sure to read labels to confirm that your cheese contains dairy and few artificial ingredients.


Eat real cheese instead. Healthy types include feta, mozzarella, and cottage cheeses. Many vegan cheese alternatives can also be good choices.

17. Most fast-food meals

Generally speaking, fast-food chains serve junk food.

Most of their offerings are mass-produced and low in nutrients.

Despite their low prices, fast foods may contribute to disease risk and harm your general wellness. You should especially watch out for fried items.


As a result of mounting pressure, many fast-food chains have started offering healthy options.

18. High-calorie coffee drinks

Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and offers many benefits.

Notably, coffee drinkers have a lower risk of serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s.

At the same time, the creamers, syrups, additives, and sugars that are frequently added to coffee are highly unhealthy.

These products are just as harmful as any other sugar-sweetened beverage.


Drink plain coffee instead. You can add small amounts of heavy cream or full-fat milk if you desire.

19. Anything with added sugar or refined grains

It’s important to avoid — or at least limit — foods that contain added sugar, refined grains, and artificial trans fats.

These are some of the unhealthiest but most common ingredients in the modern diet. Thus, the importance of reading labels cannot be overstated.

This even applies to so-called health foods.


Aim for nutrient-dense, whole foods, such as fresh fruits and whole grains.

20. Most highly processed foods

The simplest way to eat healthily and lose weight is to avoid processed foods as much as possible.

Processed goods are often packaged and loaded with excess salt or sugar.


When you’re shopping, make sure to read food labels. Try to load up your cart with plenty of veggies and other whole foods.

The bottom line

Though the Western diet packs plenty of junk food, you can maintain a healthy diet if you steer clear of the processed, high-sugar items mentioned above.

If you focus on whole foods, you’ll be well on your way to feeling better and reclaiming your health.

Plus, practicing mindfulness when you eat by listening to your body’s cues and paying attention to flavors and textures can help you be more aware of how much and what you eat, allowing you to achieve a better relationship with food.

Now remember like I mention there is more to come some info about water, myths about Frozen Foods and something more interesting that we will talk about is FOODS THAT IT SUPPOSE TO BE HEALTHY BUT (IS IT? CAN IT BE EVEN JUNK FOOD?) WELL KEEP IN TOUCH AND I WILL LET YOU KNOW.






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The foods we eat are contributing to the early death of some 11 million people a year, according to a recent study published in the prestigious magazine The Lancet.

The latest edition of the Study of the Global Burden of Diseases found that our daily diet already kills more than tobacco and is currently linked to one in five deaths worldwide.

And the salt – whether it is contained in bread, soy sauce or processed foods – is the one that cuts the greatest number of lives worldwide.

Is changing the diet really effective in curing acne?
Meat, vegetables, and nuts … the diet to feed 10,000 million people
The Study of the Global Burden of Diseases is the most authoritative assessment of the causes of death of people in all countries of the world.

And the most recent analysis used estimates of the eating habits of 195 countries to determine how often the diet shortened lives.

The research, the researchers explain, was not about obesity, but about “poor quality” diets that damage the heart and cause cancer. What diets cause more damage?

According to the research, dangerous diets are those that contain: Too much salt (causing three million deaths) Very few whole grains (three million deaths) Very little fruit (two million) The rest of the main causes were associated with low levels in the consumption of nuts, seeds, vegetables, fiber and omega-3 from seafood.

“We found that diet is one of the dominant drivers of health worldwide. It is something that has a lot of weight,” Professor Christopher Murray, director of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.

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Why is what we eat killing people?

About 10 of the 11 million dietary-related deaths were due to cardiovascular disease, which explains why salt is such a serious problem.

Too much salt raises blood pressure, which in turn increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

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Salt can also have a direct effect on the heart and blood vessels, which can cause heart failure.

Whole grains, fruits, and vegetables have the opposite effect: they are “cardio protective” and reduce the risk of heart problems. Cancers and type 2 diabetes made up the rest of the diet-related deaths.

Anna Díaz Font of the Global Fund for Cancer Research told the PA agency: “This study is very important because it demonstrates the important role that diet plays in the health of individuals and populations.”

“Our research shows that having a poor diet increases the risk of cancer and obesity, which further increases the risk of 12 different types of cancer.”

More nuts and seeds?

According to the study, the healthy foods that were lacking in most diets worldwide are nuts and seeds.

That lack is, in fact, the leading cause of dietary-related deaths throughout Latin America.

And the regular readers of BBC Mundo will have realized that these same foods were largely included in the “planetary diet” that was released in January, to help save lives, the planet and feed 10,000 millions of people.

Meat, vegetables and nuts … the diet to feed 10,000 million people

So why don’t we eat them?

Professor Nita Forouhi, from the University of Cambridge, says: “The perception is that they are small packages of energy that will make you fat. But the truth is that they are full of good fats.”

“And most people don’t see them as a common food. The other problem is their cost.”

Nueces.Nuts are not only for squirrels

I thought meat and sugar were bad foods … The huge debate about fat and sugar and the link between red and processed meat with cancer have attracted big headlines in recent years.

“These foods can be harmful, as we have explained. But they are a much smaller problem than the low consumption of whole grains, fruits, nuts, seeds, and vegetables,” says Murray. Which countries in the world consume more meat (and there is one in Latin America) The study also showed that everywhere in the world there is high consumption of soft drinks.

Researchers warn that it is time for health campaigns to stop talking about nutrients such as fat and sugar and instead promote healthy foods. Is it worth a tasty but unhealthy diet?

According to the researchers, bad eating habits are reducing the life expectancy of people around the world for several years. But Murray warns that the important questions we should ask ourselves are: “Am I going to die at age 50 from a heart attack?

Will I have some of the diet-related cancers at age 40?” Which countries have a better diet? Mediterranean countries have one of the lowest numbers of dietary-related deaths worldwide.

In fact, Israel has the lowest dietary-related death rate on the entire planet: 89 per 100,000 people, per year, followed by France and Spain. The countries of Southeast, South and Central Asia, meanwhile, are at the opposite end of the spectrum. And the country with the worst rate of deaths most related to diet is Uzbekistan: 892 per 100,000 people, per year.







The whole world is poorly nourished! The whole world does not have good food! The whole world does not have a good diet!

How many times have they told him: Look, get on Diet. Now notice something that when you are told to go on a diet among other things you are not told you are badly nourished or you do not have good bone feeding although these three are related but it is not the same, this of course is more applicable to how we Latinos express ourselves. But the concepts do not matter the language is has its specific meanings. So let’s consider this first and then we’ll see other issues to consider.

I want to tell you that part of the information I am making references or reliable sources but you do your research since I have my point of view also on this matter of diets.

Diet, nutrition, and food are terms that are confused and that many use as if they were the same, but they have substantial differences. I explain them to you:

What is nutrition?

Nutrition is the use that our body makes of nutrients. It is a biological process in which organisms assimilate solid and liquid foods.

Nutrition includes the processes of ingestion, digestion, absorption, metabolism, storage, and excretion of food. In simple terms, it is the operation at the cellular level.

As a science, Nutrition is responsible for studying the physiological and metabolic development that takes place at the time we ingest some external substance.

What is food?

Food is the action of eating food. Food is understood as any solid or liquid product that provides nutrients.

The food can be of animal or vegetable origin, as well as natural (raw) or with some preparation (from its production, transformation, and consumption).

We all have a food culture that we learn and share according to our beliefs, knowledge, and practices in our social group.

What is diet?

Diet is the set of foods you eat every day. If you consume the quantity and quality of nutrients you need, you have a balanced diet, if instead you do not provide your body with its basic requirements, your diet is unbalanced or incorrect. Now let’s consider the second question that is:
What was the original Diet or can we say; What is necessary for us to understand the diet of our first parents Adan and Eva? Let’s see.

Quoting from an article written by Ricardo Vargas And God said: Behold, I have given you every plant that gives seed, which is over all the earth, and every tree in which there is fruit and which gives seed; they will be for you to eat ”(Gen. 1:29)

Already in the first chapter of the Bible, there is an orientation on what should be the food of the human being. But it is important to understand what foods were part of this original diet. Every herb that gives seed is an expression that refers to cereals (rice, wheat, oats, corn, rye, barley) and legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils, peas, soybeans, lupines, peanuts).

And every tree in which there is fruit and gives seed is a reference to fruits and also oil seeds (chestnuts in general). They will be for you to eat, that is, that was the original feeding of Adam and Eve. We must remember that God always has lessons to teach us through His Word. In the context in which Adam and Eve lived in Eden, where there was no death, that must be their nourishment. Do you think something is missing?

Hard-leafed vegetables and vegetables were not part of the original food in Eden. What is the reason? The original food served all the needs of the couple. There was no need to eat other foods. We must remember that, in Eden, before sin reigned order, there was no death, ailments or any type of suffering such as being emotional disorders

However, after sin, it is undone and as a consequence, the ailments arise, because the incorruptible body becomes corruptible. The context, now, is another. The human being is mortal. But God’s love for the couple does not change and now he adds something else to the original diet.
They say the following words: Thorns and thistles will produce you (referring to the earth, the soil); and you will eat field plants (Gen. 3:18). Field plants What is the motivation of God to allow the man to eat of the “plants of the field”? God is love, goodness, mercy, but also wisdom. He allows the couple to eat these previously prohibited foods because there are bio active compounds, these are functional foods.

When and why can we add that man was allowed to eat meat?

The meat-based regime: A result of sin God gave our first parents the food he had established that the human race should consume. It was contrary to his plan to take the life of any living being. There was no death in Eden. The fruit of the trees in the garden was the food demanded by the needs of man. God did not give man permission to consume animal food until after the flood.  All that on which man could survive had been destroyed, and therefore the Lord, because of human need, gave Noah permission to eat the clean animals that he had brought with him in the ark. But animal food was not the healthiest consumer item for man.

The people who lived before the flood ate food of animal origin and gratified their appetite until the cup of iniquity was filled, and God cleansed the earth from its moral contamination through the flood. Then the third terrible curse rested on the earth. The first curse was pronounced on the posterity of Adam and on the earth, because of disobedience. The second curse came upon the earth after Cain killed his brother Abel.

 The third and most terrible curse of God came upon the earth with the flood. After the flood people ate mostly food of animal origin. God saw that man’s customs had been corrupted, and that he was willing to exalt himself proudly against his Creator and to follow the opinions of his own heart. And it allowed the long-lived race to eat food of animal origin to abbreviate its sinful existence. Soon after the flood the human race began to decrease in size and longevity.

Antediluvian depravaty:

The inhabitants of the ancient world ate and drank intemperance. They consumed meat even though God had not given them permission to eat it. They ate and drank excessively, and their depraved appetites were unlimited. They surrendered to an abominable idolatry. They became violent and fierce, and so corrupted, that God could not endure them any longer. His cup was overflowing with iniquity, so God cleansed the earth of his moral defilement by a flood.

As men multiplied after the flood, they forgot about God and became corrupt before him. All forms of intemperance increased greatly. The failure and spiritual loss of Israel: The regime indicated to man at the beginning did not include any food of animal origin. Until after the flood when all vegetation disappeared from the earth, man did not receive permission to eat meat.

By pointing out the food for man in Eden, the Lord demonstrated what was the best diet; in the election he made for Israel he taught the same lesson. He brought the Israelites out of Egypt, and undertook the task of educating them to be his people. Through them he wanted to bless and teach the world. He supplied them with the most adequate food for this purpose, not meat, but manna, “the bread of heaven.”

But because of their discontent and their murmuring about the meat pots of Egypt they were granted animal feed, and this only for a short time. Its consumption brought diseases and death for thousands. However, they never willingly accepted the restriction of having to eat without meat. This remained a cause of discontent and murmuring, in public and private, so that it was never permanent.

When settling in Canaan, the Israelites were allowed to consume food of animal origin, but under prudent restrictions aimed at mitigating the poor results. The use of pork was prohibited, as was that of other animals, certain birds and certain fish declared unclean. Of the animals declared edible, fat and blood were banned. Only healthy cattle could be consumed. No animal has torn, morticing, or that had not been carefully bled, could serve as food.


Well now having considered these topics I will express the following based on my research my own personal experience since as I told you in another article I lost 200 pounds while being in a Rehabilitation Center and talking and interacting with so many doctors, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists in hospitals and offices local. The first point I want to mention is that there are about 50 popular diets, but it is not what I want to focus on because you do your own research on these. But I will mention two specific points. 1) -Every Diet should always be supervised by your doctor.

2) -All Diets have their Pro and Cons. Many people and this in our culture is a bad habit to be recommending Diets and Medications without knowing the physical and emotional conditions of people. You and I have to understand that each person is different even if you read each diet program correctly, they will see that they are directed to different conditions such as Diabetes, Heart Problems, among others. The issue is that many diets have deprivations as one that tells you not to consume absolutely any carbohydrates for the first few months just to give an example.

But is that healthy?

There are diets that are still studying more and others that have already been proven that some even problems such as intestines, liver among other things as a result of these diets. Of course, the principle of these diets if they have the same principle that is to give more attention to fruits and vegetables as mentioned as at the beginning.

It should also be mentioned that I have even read that some doctors clearly say that most of these diets do not work and that they only work for the short term, so the word diet should not be promoted, but a good Food Routine Program with Good Nutrition and exercises and something It is very important that in some cases if you have to do SPECIAL DIETS for any condition that could prohibit you from eating certain foods. I give a recommendation that will not affect anyone and this is something that my doctors recommended to me and this is to use what is known as FITNESSPAL, this program is not a diet but to measure everything I explain. So more or less you will see this application this the link

Basically you put your data including weight, height, and your goal and according to that it tells you how many calories you should consume and the percentage of proteins, carbohydrates, sodium, etc you should consume per day and it is important that you put the information well if it is bread as the Bread brand since each one has different calories or nutrients.

Of course, I emphasize what your doctor tells you and if you do diet that you feel good about what you do, it is a matter of changing habits, do not eat late at night, avoid certain things, but notice something is not about ELIMINATING BUT DECREASE USE COMMON SENSE, DO RESEARCH FOLLOW YOUR DOCTOR. REMEMBER use common sense, consult with your doctor do not get carried away by what nobody tells you to act wisely in the long run is our health not the other, and that what one does is for the rest of life there is the key that Our Nutritional Nutrition Program is a Balanced Diet and supervised by your doctor and yourself.

Good luck. Success.



More and more people join what is known as a healthy lifestyle. Moving, keeping fit and eating healthy and low calorie foods has been the basis for feeling better inside and out, while losing some weight and taking care of our body.

The problem is how fashionable it has become to ‘take care of ourselves’ that it begins to be quite confusing which doctrines and maxims must be truly followed to lose weight in a healthy and balanced way. It will probably have happened to you: you heard that such a habit was essential to take off a few kilos in a few weeks, and after insisting on repeating it daily to you it did not give you any results. Maybe it was one of these, and it didn’t work because they are fake. Stop blindly following the fashion food tips, not only have no effect on your physical form, they can also ruin your health.

Skipping Meals
Sometimes, delaying the time to have a snack and even skip a meal makes us feel lighter and think that we are losing weight faster than if we follow the three or five shots that our regime poses to the letter. Error! The body needs energy to function and food is its fuel. By eating our metabolism, it activates and burns fat (we talk about moderate amounts and healthy foods), but if we are fasting or skipping food, we make it difficult for you to do your job well and in the long term starvation will only lead to more weight gain.

Shock diets work
Be careful with dietary recommendations that sound extreme: the diet of apple, lollipop or artichoke, although popular, do not work. At least not in the long term, and keep in mind that numerous studies have shown that when we regain weight shortly after having made a ‘miraculous diet’, we can get to fit up to twice the lost kilos. Not only that, eating a single food for several days can weaken your immune system, which will make you more likely to fall ill.

The body needs all kinds of food to keep fit and, as we said, work to burn calories. Sweet, sour or bitter, with more or less calories or fat, always in proportions and amounts appropriate to your height, weight, lifestyle and weight loss goals

3. Eating healthy foods is expensive
It doesn’t have to. It is true that the growing organic and organic food industry offers somewhat higher prices, but they also exist in other types of shops at affordable prices and are equally healthy and varied. In addition, having a piece of fruit to quench your appetite and not snack between meals can result in a great saving in consumption of junk food. Check out at the end of the month and you will see how to eat vegetables, prepare a homemade stew and always have nuts to snack in.

'Ay dios, ¿cuáles cogemos, niña?', preguntó alertada la consumidora a su hija. (iStock)

4. Healthy food is boring

Neither expensive nor boring. At the most, it may give you some laziness to start chopping food and taking out the casseroles, but, as the food expert Anwaya Mane says, “the abs are made in the kitchen”, and it does not refer precisely to you throwing yourself on the floor to practice a table of maintenance exercises but to the basis for us to lose weight begins by maintaining a healthy and balanced diet.

5. If you exercise you can swell to eat
What’s up In fact, exercise is the part of our ‘healthy life’ that later influences that we lose weight. Of course you burn fat, but it is quite likely that you lack some essential nutrients that the body needs to build muscle or simply have enough fuel to perform properly in sports training. In line with Mane’s philosophy, remember: first the diet and then the weights.

6. Carbohydrates make you fat
Bread, rice and pasta contain carbohydrates that provide energy to the body. That is, fuel to activate our metabolism. Of course, try to eat them with moderation and always seeks to do some kind of exercise – minimum walking for a while – to make sure you burn them. Of course, look for low-fat dressings so that your food is not a caloric pump.

Stop blindly following the fashion food tips, not only have no effect on your physical form, they can also ruin your health

It is strongly recommended to opt for the integrals instead of the refined ones, but make no mistake: both have practically the same amount of calories so they gain the same weight. Of course, the former raise the blood sugar level to a lesser extent with the interesting advantages that this entails.

7. Water Slimming
No. It helps to lose weight because it regulates body temperature, facilitates digestion, keeps us hydrated and makes the body clean, but by itself it has no magic effect. It is true that it can help us to satisfy our appetite and if we drink during meals we could reduce the size of our rations, even food experts have shown that the sensation of thirst can be confused with that of hunger, so when you want to snack between meals try to have a drink before eating a snack. But only water no.

Low fat or ‘light’ equal to zero calories
Lie. In fact, foods that are presented as low fat may have fewer calories than their original version, but never zero. In addition, ‘without sugar’ is translated as ‘with artificial sweeteners’, not to mention the preservatives that are added to these products to give them their recognizable ‘light’ flavor.

And that’s not all. As a study published in the journal ‘Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism’ showed, the consumption of this type of food in the long term can translate into health problems such as a greater tendency to obesity, to suffer from type 2 diabetes and also syndrome metabolic that, among other things, increases cardiovascular disease. The next time you choose to include any of these foods in your diet, look carefully at the nutritional label and avoid being deceived.



Let me see, Is this good or not?

How many of us, have we ever met in front of the mirror thinking: I want to lose weight.
The best-known strategy is to look everywhere for the perfect diet, the pill that is fashionable or the recipe that my friend’s cousin recommended.

Anyway, the only objective in the mind is to lower those extra kilos and now. The end result is to return to the starting point, facing the same mirror thinking: once again the diet did not work.

The main mistake is that we repeat the same strategy, seeking to achieve different results.

But, diets do not work in the long term simply and simply: because they are obsolete (period).

If you have been in this situation constantly, and you are looking for a definitive solution, the best option is not a change of diet, the only solution is a change of mind. Do you want to know how to achieve it?

If you are making plans for a year, seed rice; if you make them for two decades, plant trees; if you do them for a lifetime, educate a person.

Our life these days is too dynamic, we are constantly moving, we live in a world with job responsibilities, educational, social commitments, family obligations, it is too complicated to count calories and grams to achieve the diet and also comply with everything else. It is too confusing and exhausting, so we generally abort the “I want to be fit” mission.

Losing weight is a serious problem that thousands of people around the world face. Metabolic consequences such as the appearance of chronic diseases (diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, etc.) are evident. So maintaining an adequate weight has been reported with an immediate action priority.

Today’s diets are outdated because they don’t adapt to current circumstances and that’s why WE DON’T DO THEM. For several years the scheme managed has not evolved while the lives of people have.

Today, we live in a world that is in a hurry, productivity has tripled and the demands of today’s world carry demands that force us to completely displace our food.

What is needed is to solve the problem from the root, and this is only achieved by building new life habits from scratch.

The objective of this article is to explain why changing habits is the best strategy for weight loss and maintenance.
The mistakes of a typical diet

A typical diet is one that tells you to eat every day, you have a menu with fixed foods per day and generally have defined portions. The following example represents some commonly found diets:

Breakfast Lunch Dinner: Look at this example.

1 fruit + 200ml of milk + 120g of bread125g of grilled breast + portion of vegetables acted cheese + Drink without milk

Skimmed yogurt + 60g oatmeal 125g smoked salmon + serving of vegetables 200g steamed rice + vegetable potion

1 hard-boiled egg + tea125gr of roast beef + ½ serving of avocado Vegetable soup

1 fruit + 200ml of milk + 120g of bread125g of grilled breast + portion of vegetables1 can of tuna with 40g of whole wheat bread

+ 60g of oatmeal125g of smoked salmon + portion of vegetables acted cheese + Milk-free drink

1 fruit + 200ml of milk + 120g of bread125gr of roasted meat + ½ serving of avocado Vegetable soup

1 cup milk chocolate + turkey breast sandwich 125g grilled breast + vegetable portion 200g steamed rice + vegetable potion

This diet makes the following mistakes:
It is not personal, because everyone has different energy needs and a different daily routine.

It would be difficult for you to take it to the individual context.
It limits you because the options it tells you to eat are square.
It does not take into account your tastes and preferences, so you have little adherence.

It focuses on the result and not on the process of change. It does not generate habits.

Portions are poorly designed. They are very strict and impossible to follow.

The effect is temporary. Weight loss is only achieved during the diet, once you return to your “normal” diet you also retake the initial weight or even gain weight (rebound effect).

Diets are unnecessary, are not permanent and are a useless strategy when looking to maintain long-term results.
In the second article, we will see some myths of very interesting diets and that I have always thought so even before doing this research and see this article.